HC Deb 19 August 1887 vol 319 cc1099-100
MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is a fact that no life has ever been taken in any district in Ireland under Major Traill's charge, and if such districts were then almost free from crime; whether Major Traill was warned by Government, three times within five months, that his assassination had been arranged for, and that he should never go about without police protection; whether he has any evidence in his possession that Major Traill's assassination was subscribed for in Joe Mullet's public - house, Dorset Street, Dublin, in 1882; and, whether the Government propose, in any special manner, to recognise his services?

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)

said: The Government greatly deprecate Questions of this nature being asked about public officers; and they do not consider that any good could accrue to the Public Service, or to Major Traill himself, by answering them in detail.


Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman be good enough to say why he has given a different style of answer to me from that which he gave to hon. Gentlemen opposite?


Because it is a different style of Question.